On Thursday, the Trump administration will officially launch a massive new project meant to increase economic security for women in developing countries. Called the Women's Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, it will be organized in partnership with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and led by the first daughter. Ivanka Trump's women's initiative aims to help economically empower 50 million people worldwide by 2025.
Leaders of more than 100 selective colleges and universities met here this week at the offices of billionaire Michael R. Bloomberg to strategize on how to recruit and graduate more students from the lowest rungs of the economic ladder.
If we’re going to put fiscal policy on a more sustainable course, we first need to diagnose the cause of the projected future imbalance. We have three potential culprits: we’re not growing fast enough, we’re not taxing enough, or we’re spending too much.
How does gerrymandering hurt Nigerian yam farmers? Why does Danish foreign aid weaken Bangladeshi industry? Why don’t democracies always do what their people want? These are just a few of the questions, big and small, that I’ll explore in this column.
There are a whole lot of Democrats running for the presidency in 2020. If names like Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Joaquin Castro aren’t household names today, they certainly will over the next year or so.
I have often said that if I could wave a magic wand and do one thing, I would empower women. Not just because it is the 'right' thing to do -- though it is the right thing to do -- but because it would solve so many other problems.
Finally, a major Democratic politician admits it. "Governor Andrew Cuomo said the super-wealthy in New York – accounting for 1 percent of tax filers – end up paying 46 percent of the personal income taxes the state collects each year."